Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Goodbye, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…Now, you may not want a kaleidoscope, but…I wanted to end on this note, to really leave you inspired.…I look through all of my history, I look at things I've discovered along the way,…and I try to draw inspiration.…A kaleidoscope is a very simple toy.…Repeating patterns in cellular noise are very simple.…All of the techniques I showed you today are really quite easy.…But, when you take two or three basic techniques and you mix them together,…you toss in a little bit of a blending mode or some gradients, all of…a sudden you have, what I like to call, creative serendipity or a happy accident.…
You don't have to go in with a perfect vision.…But, take your toolbox of a few different tricks, gradients, patterns,…shapes, textures, blending modes.…Mix them together and allow yourself some experimentation time.…What you're going to find is you're going to have the ability to quickly put…together backgrounds that you're happy with, and…create all sorts of things with very little source ingredients.…
- The role of backgrounds in video
- Achieving proper color and contrast
- Gathering source material
- Working with gradients
- Filtering and blending backgrounds
- Using patterned tiles
- Shooting background plates
- Stacking and blending footage
- Designing backgrounds with the effects in After Effects
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1. Background Essentials
2. Gathering Source Materials for Backgrounds
3. Working with Gradients
4. Designing Backgrounds with Photo Sources
5. Designing Backgrounds with Video Sources
6. Designing Backgrounds with After Effects
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